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Pueblan Milk Snake

Discussion in 'Milksnakes' started by mambaman, Apr 11, 2006.

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  1. mambaman

    mambaman Elite Member

    My pueblan milk snake is about 30 inches long. He is in a plastic tank now that is about 14 1/2 inches long. What size tank should i get him?
     
  2. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Have you done research to see how big they get. You could put him in a 20 long for now. I really dont know about them or how big they get, but research is a start to see "actually" what size you would need.
     
  3. mambaman

    mambaman Elite Member

    They get 5 foot long would a 29 gallon tank be good it's only like 12 or so inches high but it's long
     
  4. venus

    venus Founding Member

    From several of the caresheets I just read, they dont get 5 ft,, more like 3 to 4 feet and a adult can fit in a 20 gallon.
     
  5. mambaman

    mambaman Elite Member

    They dont get 5 foot? I didnt know that at the pet store they said they did but maybe they dont. Ok so i only need a 20 gallon tank
     
  6. venus

    venus Founding Member

    #1 rule,,,dont listen to pet stores, most are full of misguided information. From what i have read, a 20 should be fine,,,hopefully you will get more answers.
     
  7. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Im with Marsha! Never listen tothe petsotre :D they are full of false information and more times then not no information!
     
  8. mambaman

    mambaman Elite Member

    Ok thank you for your help
     
  9. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Nope you've been had! These snakes reach 30-36 inches. He isn't going to get much bigger. However I too r4ecommend moving him to a 20 gal tank.
     
  10. mambaman

    mambaman Elite Member

    Ok i think i'm going to get a 30 gallon tank though cause i found a good deal on one for $50.00 I have had this snake for about 2 years now he stays under ground alot. Should i get him a uvb lamp? He hasnt had one before
     
  11. HerpboyNY

    HerpboyNY Elite Member

    UVB is not needed.
     
  12. mambaman

    mambaman Elite Member

    Do I need any lighting or will the temperature of my house work
     
  13. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Do a google search for care sheets there are several out there for your snake.
     
  14. mambaman

    mambaman Elite Member

    I did some say i do and some say i dont that's why i asked this question
     
  15. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Temperature ranges are simple. As with most sub-tropical species, an ambient daytime temperature of 75°- 85°F is adequate. Night time temps can drop as low as 65°-70°F unless it has just eaten a big meal. A constant warm spot, provided best with an Under Tank Heater (UTH), to ensure proper digestion of meals.
     
  16. mambaman

    mambaman Elite Member

    So he doesnt need a heat lamp just a heat pad
     
  17. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Correct...
     
  18. mambaman

    mambaman Elite Member

    Is this a good enclosure??

    [​IMG]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e188/luster01/Snake.jpg
     
  19. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    looks good,,,i recommend getting a digital thermometer to keep track of the temps.
     
  20. mambaman

    mambaman Elite Member

    Ok I have a regular thermometer in there right now. But i'll probally get a digital one the temp is about 80F with both lights on
     
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